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    Surprise Easter Cupcakes

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    32 mins

    10 mins

    22 mins

    Aunt Paula's Note:

    The surprise is a chocolate egg baked inside the cupcake! Yum! These cupcakes are so pretty, especially when you ice them with pastel colors for Easter or Spring. I got this from an old Woman's World magazine.

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    • 1 (18 ounce) package yellow cake mix
    • 3 eggs
    • 1/3 cup oil, for the cake mix
    • 24 paper baking cups
    • 24 vanilla wafers
    • 24 small solid chocolate eggs, unwrapped
    • 2 (16 ounce) cans vanilla frosting (or your own)
    • food coloring
    • sugar crystals or candy sprinkles


    1. 1
      Preheat oven according to cake mix package.
    2. 2
      Line cupcake pans with cupcake liners.
    3. 3
      Place 1 vanilla wafer in bottom of each.
    4. 4
      Prepare cake mix according to box.
    5. 5
      Fill cups halfway with batter.
    6. 6
      Place chocolate egg in center of each cup.
    7. 7
      Top with remaining batter.
    8. 8
      Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until golden.
    9. 9
      Cool, completely.
    10. 10
      Tint frosting with food coloring as desired.
    11. 11
      Frost cupcakes and decorate with sugar or sprinkles.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 12, 2010


      These were so fun to make with my 7 year old! He did all of it himself and I iced them. I thought these were really good...just didn't care for the wafer texture at the bottom, but I ate around it easy enough...I will keep this recipe and make again for sure. UPDATE**** 1 week later and I am still eating on this cupcakes...still delicious, vanilla wafer softened up and can't tell a difference from the cake at this point. LOVE THEM!

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    • on April 11, 2012


      I made these for Easter and they were very good. I used this recipe because it was fast and easy to make, and for that it gets 5 stars. Next time, if I have more time to spare, I would make a cake from scratch and put the chocolate inside. I loved finding that treat in the middle! Thanks for a great and quick recipe, Aunt Paula!

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    • on April 24, 2011


      I made these for Easter and thought they would go over better then they did. Only four of them got eaten. I did use white cake and didn't add the wafer. I made pink, green and yellow icing and they looked great. I ate one after we got home and I thought they were OK.

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    Nutritional Facts for Surprise Easter Cupcakes

    Serving Size: 1 (75 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 24

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 314.0
    Calories from Fat 120
    Total Fat 13.3 g
    Saturated Fat 2.3 g
    Cholesterol 23.6 mg
    Sodium 236.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 46.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    Sugars 33.1 g
    Protein 1.9 g

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    chocolate eggs

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